BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA FOOD & DRINK: CAPITAL COCINA Y CAFE

This is hands down my favorite restaurant in La Candelaria. This is the very first place that my colleagues brought me upon my arrival. This is the first thing I ate:

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Vegetarian Sandwich. So massive and filling, I always have to take half home.
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Even the water is classy
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Patacones, appetizer. Dip them in guacamole. Yum!
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Juan Pablo Alvarez, owner and chef, behind the bar
  • Juan was born and raised in Bogota and he’s been living in La Candelaria for over a decade. The current Capital Cocina y Cafe has been opened since January, 2011.
  • He started his career as a bartender and then he started cooking at home.
  • He opened his first restaurant seven years ago. However, he only attended a cooking school in Bogota just before starting his current place Capital Cocina y Cafe!
  • Goal for making menu: it changes everyday.
  • His perception of food: always try new things.
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Salmon Fillete y Fresh Roasted Vegetables
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Dessert
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Something like a ‘candied yam’
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Pork, Yams, and Salad

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The Kitchen
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Everybody gets this as a starter: Homemade chips with an addictive dip.
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Post-Work Reward: Salmon, Salad, y Potato Balls (and beer, of course)

Mon-Fri 10am-10pm, Sat 2pm-10pm, Sun – Closed (Only cash, NO CREDIT CARDS)

Calle 10 #2-99 centro historico tel: 342.04.26           https://www.facebook.com/capitalcocina

NOV12. Bogota, Colombia. Instagram various aspects and Hipstamatic

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA STREET ART: JUST MORE DjLU

Money on the Brain
Money on the Brain

War & Religion, a Deadly Combination
War & Religion, a Deadly Combination

Walking Blindfolded with a Machete Exemplifying the Senselessness of War
Walking Blindfolded with a Machete Exemplifying the Senselessness of War

Calle 11, between Carreras 2 & 4. La Candelaria.

23NOV12. Bogota, Colombia. iPOD Touch, Instagram Lo-Fi Aspect.

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA STREET ART & GRAFFITI: INDIGENOUS IN LA CANDELARIA

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Heading to the Chorro (from Calle 10) on Carrera 2, La Candelaria. Prominently displayed on shop walls. Artist(s) unknown.

23NOV12. Bogota, Colombia. iPOD Touch, Instagram Lo-Fi Aspect.

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA STREET ART & GRAFFITI: REBELS ON CARRERA 5

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These two have been around for awhile and I find them to be so beautiful. I don’t know the artist(s). However, I can see that the street artist, Kaye, has put his cyclist and his leopard stencils on top of the female figure above.

18NOV12. Carrera 5 in La Candelaria. Bogota, Colombia. iPOD Touch, Instagram Lo-Fi Aspect

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA STREET ART: DjLu ON CARRERA 5

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First Time Seeing This One
First Time Seeing This One

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One of my Favorites of his, they're usually in pretty bad shape...
One of my Favorites of his, they’re usually in pretty bad shape…

On Carrera 5 in La Candelaria.

18NOV12. Bogota, Colombia. iPOD Touch, Instagram Lo-Fi Aspect

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA STREET ART: ORFANATO

ImageI’ve been following this mural’s creation since the beginning and on Saturday, I finally caught the crew responsible, in action! The crew is Orfanato, an organization for abused and parentless children. ‘Orfanato’ means ‘orphanage.’

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Top pictures: 3NOV12. Avenida Jimenez. Bogota, Colombia. Canon 550D, Canon Lens EF 18-135mm

Bottom pictures: 4NOV12. iPOD Touch, Instagram Lo-Fi Aspect.

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The Final Product!
The Final Product!